Reviews

Dinner review: Bouchon Bistrot, Hexham

Dinner review: Bouchon Bistrot, Hexham

Victoria Moffman savours a taste of France at Bouchon, Hexham Having studied French and lapped up the country’s charm during seasons in the Alps years ago and during numerous visits since, it’s a lovely surprise to walk into Bouchon and ...

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Lunch review: The Battlesteads, Wark

Lunch review: The Battlesteads, Wark

Mark Carr enjoys lunch at The Battlesteads, Wark, in the Tyne Valley Wark is a haven of Northumbrian food. The village is surrounded by premium farmland and the Tyne’s fishing grounds lie on its borders. It is also home to ...

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Brunch review: St Vincent, Newcastle

Brunch review: St Vincent, Newcastle

Dean Bailey samples brunch at St Vincent, Newcastle When Terry Laybourne closed Caffe Vivo on Newcastle’s Quayside in October, we felt the city lost something very special, our go-to for great Italian food and wine exactly the way we liked ...

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Dinner review: Parichat at Sohe

Dinner review: Parichat at Sohe

Dean Bailey heads east to Parichat at Sohe, Jesmond, Newcastle It’s been a long day, a really long day, in fact, which has included a crumpet and some Shreddies for lunch. Even Appetite HQ lunches are dull some days.  I ...

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Review: By The River Brew Co

Review: By The River Brew Co

Dean Bailey grazes at By The River Brew Co Riverside Container Community Head to the city, and you’re spoilt for choice, from international market stalls to cool urban kitchens and the finest of fine dining. It takes a lot to ...

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Shop: Knitsley Farm Shop

Shop: Knitsley Farm Shop

Dean Bailey is sent on the office lunch run Appetite HQ is, not surprisingly, generally filled with treats. Indeed, there are times when even we may be jaded by the sheer quantity and quality of our daily bounty. Yet my ...

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Dinner review: La Famiglia

Dinner review: La Famiglia

Vicky Mulligan discovers a taste of Italy on the Northumbrian coast When was the last time you had really good arancini? I can tell you when I did – Naples, August 2006, a backstreet ristorante, all checked tablecloths, chianti bottle ...

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Coffee stop: PureKnead

Coffee stop: PureKnead

Dean Bailey stops off at PureKnead, Whitley Bay Park View in Whitley Bay has come a long way since I used to get my hair cut at Graham’s down the road. It’s not that long ago you would have struggled ...

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Lunch review: Bradley Gardens

Lunch review: Bradley Gardens

Dean Bailey celebrates the arrival of summer at Bradley Gardens Given the chance of eating al fresco rather than al desko, you know what we’ll choose – and when the heat is on, an outdoor table overlooking the land from ...

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Pub review: Meet me at the corner

Pub review: Meet me at the corner

Jessica Angus sits down to lunch at The Dyke Neuk near Morpeth For years a food destination, it is fair to say The Dyke Neuk has of late been through a dark patch. Indeed, it was in danger of becoming ...

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